Following the failed Independence Referendum in 2014 which followed the stooshie about what currency an Independent Scotland would use, and the projection into an uncertain future post Brexit, a group of Scottish and International ‘angels’ and Investment Bankers have come together to found the Scotia Independence Bank.
‘It is lined up for when we get Independence’ said the Bank’s CEO. ‘But until then, we are working in transferable currency, much like the days before the Acts of Union when there was the Scots pound and the English pound.’
You can invest your money in the Scotia Independence Bank from today at a rate of 1:1. Money invested will be harnessed to the cause of a Second Independence Referendum – and some criticism from South of the Border has seen it described as a Second Darian Expedition – but that is surely just sour grapes.
The Scotia Independence bank will issue currency. Notes will be fish-shaped with the £50 note being called the Sturgeon and the £5 note being called the Salmon. The silver coins are known as silver 'darlings’ with the lowest copper denominations being known as ‘kippers.’
Investors in the bank will, for a limited time, be given the opportunity to name their own notes. The £20 and £10 note are up for grabs. So if you want to name your own note – ideally in tribute to a great Scots man/woman (North British Scots need not apply) - but if enough people paid in for Boaty McBoatface the bank promises to honour the name of the note which gets the most English pounds donated. To have your say drawing up a shortlist of names for the £20 and £10 note of the newly formed Scotia Independence Bank, just leave your comments in the box below and we'll get back to you with the results in due course. And of course pledge your cash in the comments box too. We'll come looking for you on Monday.
Alasadair McPherson, sometime wit and McRenegade stalwart has suggested that conversations might soon be heard in the shops and hostelries of Scotland to the tune of: 'Can you change a fifty sturgeon note and make sure there's a couple of salmons in the change?'
The Dream Shall Never Die. Saor Alba.
And Happy 2nd Anniversary McRenegades. May you continue to go from strength to strength. Wee voices, playing our part indeed!